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Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 
Undergraduate Catalog 2012-13 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Graphic and Printing Science - Substrate Track

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Accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Program Educational Objectives: Our graduates are expected within a few years of graduation to attain the following in the areas of career growth, professional development, innovation, and service:

  1. Career Growth: as measured by metrics such as achieving proficiency in current position, increasing responsibility, diversity of job functions, recognition, progression and/or job advancement.
  2. Professional Development: as measured by metrics such as pursuing additional educational activities, professional certifications, leadership effectiveness, staying current with evolving technologies and/or demonstrating initiative.
  3. Service: as measured by metrics such as involvement in their communities, professional societies, and/or humanitarian endeavors.
  4. Innovation and entrepreneurship: as measured by metrics such as the development of new processes, devices, methods, patents, and/or founding a business.

Substrate Track

Candidates for the Bachelor of Science in Graphic and Printing Science must satisfy all of the requirements of 127 hours of the Substrate Track.


  1. The requirement of departmental prefixed prerequisite will not be fulfilled with a grade less than “C”. Requests for exceptions to this policy must follow the departmental appeal policy (available in the department office). If an exception is granted, the policy requires that the less than “C” grade be replaced within two regular semesters.
  2. No more than two grades of “D” or “DC” may be presented for graduation.
  3. At least two of the General Education courses must be at the 3000/4000 level.

Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement

Students who have chosen the Paper Science major will satisfy the Baccalaureate-Level Writing Requirement by successfully completing PAPR 4850: Research Design.

General Education Requirements (37 hours must be met)

AREA I:  Fine Arts   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA II:  Humanities   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA III:  The United States: Cultures and Issues   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA IV:  Other Cultures and Civilizations   Credits: 3 or 4 hours
AREA V:  Social and Behavioral Sciences (ECON 2010 and ECON 2020)   Credits: 6 hours
AREA VI:  Natural Science with Laboratory (CHEM 1100, CHEM 1110)   Credits: 4 hours
AREA VII:  Natural Science and Technology (CHEG 2610)   Credits: 3 hours
AREA VIII:  Health and Well-Being   Credits: 2 hours

Proficiency 1:  College-Level Writing (IME 1020)   Credits: 3 hours
Proficiency 3:  College-Level Mathematics (MATH 1180)   Credits: 3 hours
Proficiency 4:  Develop a Proficiency (STAT 2610 or IME 2610)   Credits: 3 hours

Required Core (27 hours)

Electives (13 hours minimum)

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